Sharp Aquos

The Sharp Aquos SH930W will be headed to Russia and Hong Kong, but we wish it would branch out a little bit. With a 1080p 5-inch display (now we know why Sharp was making them) on a chassis with very thin bezels, the Aquos looks ready to take on phones like the Droid DNA or Galaxy Note 2 while staying closer to a size we're all more comfortable with. 

The specs won't knock your socks off -- dual-core Snapdragon S4, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, but it should still be quite the little performer. You'll want to check out the link below to see a few more pictures. Sharp, if you make this available unlocked I'm betting more than a few will buy it. 

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Sharp to deliver a 5-inch 1080p smartphone most of the world can't have

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As far as I can tell it has the guts of a Galaxy S3 (the top-selling Android phone of all time....and the current big hit) with a much sharper screen. How is this subpar again?

Its subpar because the S3 is so spring 2012. If this hits major markets by christmas its still 9 months behind. Sure the screen is nice but all those extra pixels are going to be hard to push; the phone will feel like an older device vs. the S3 for actual interaction.

How is it subpar???? I don't get it, there's no NEED for Quad core procs and it has 2 gigs of ram, ALSO let's not forget it has 32gigs on board so you people don't have to whine about not being able to have 12 games on your phones and 3000 songs.

What a dumb comment... 32gb of internal storage is sub-par? It's double the storage of the newly released high-end Nexus 4. Most HTC One X and Galaxy S3 sold in NA were 16gb versions.

Then, it's got 2gb of RAM, same as the Note2, GS3, Nexus 4.

The only "knock" (if you can call it that) is that it's got a speedy dual-core processor and not one of the quad-core ones.

But seeing as how little to no apps require quad-core, and that for some it can be a battery liability, it's not as needed as people think.

Besides, the GS3 (NA/JP), iPhone5, HTC One X(NA version) were dual-core as well. Didn't stop them from dominating sales.

I think ultimately, a superior screen is of more importance than a quad-core. You're going to be looking at the screen more than you will be running Quadrant or Antutu.

This phone both looks great and looks like it's perform great. It's a shame it won't be available in the US. On another note, the top of the phone's front face looks a bit like that of the Galaxy Nexus.

This is a great looking phone, and it has great specs to boot. I'm not angry that the US isn't getting it, however. We have gotten tons of phones and services that the rest of the world hasn't gotten. It's time for other countries to have some competitive exclusives for a change.

5" screen? No thanks.

Even the 4.7" on the Nexus 4 is a bit of a stretch for me. I'd prefer 4.3"-4.5" to be honest.

I'm really tired of the screens getting bigger and bigger. Please stop.

Doesn't anyone care about comfortable, single-handed use anymore?

I do. I'm looking only for 4.5 or 4.6 inches of screen in my next phone, I'll settle for 4.7 only if everything else is top notch. Also I don't want a gumby looking football field's worth of black area above and below the screen (which is what you get with a nexus or other 'onscreen' buttons phone.

Huawei's D Quad almost got it right, but choked quite largely in the end (which was still well before it actually released haha).

Also Sharp, I don't need 'phone' written on the phone, I know it's a phone. As bad as carrier branding.

I've found the designs are evolving. I honestly don't notice much difference in size between my GS2 and GS3 anymore despite a significant screen increase.

I think 5" is the max they'll go for most flagships. Any larger and you risk being a "phablet" like the Note 2.

Then again, more and more people are using their smartphones with 2 hands, using it for actual calling less. So I can see where people want bigger and bigger screens.

that gumby looking football field's worth of black area above and below the screen is actually a very good thing. I came from the gs3 that has min of that to a nexus 4. I will tell you that on the gs3 i would constantly brush against the capacitve keys when holding the phone, especially in landscape mode

Aquos is such a pleasant name. What was their last effort, Eluga? Or was that Panasonic?

Front end looks very much like a GNex, couldn't help but notice!